3 from MH to be honored at Boy Scouts district awards event Saturday

Three from Mountain Home will be among the honorees at the 2020 Boy Scouts of America 2020 District Awards Dinner Saturday evening. The event will begin at 6 in the John Paul Hammerschmidt Center on the south campus of North Arkansas College in Harrison.

The awards event provides an opportunity for adult scouters in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Newton and Searcy counties, comprising the Ozark District, to recognize volunteers who give of their time, treasure and talent to provide scouting programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 17.

The three honorees from Mountain Home are Jessica Worman, Cub Scout Leader of the Year, Cub Pack 156 committee chair; Luke Darracq, Outstanding Eagle Scout of the Year, Scouts BSA Troop 340; and Dr. Greg Elders, who will be recognized by the Westark Area Council for his lifetime of scouting work with the Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver Award is scouting’s highest award at the council level.

Other honorees include the Jonathan Powell Family of Jasper, Cub Pack 446, Scout Family of the Year; Wesley Bradford of Harrison, assistant scoutmaster, Scouts BSA Troop 160, Scouts BSA Leader of the Year; and Annette Robinson of Harrison, instructor at North Arkansas College and Cub Pack 132, District Award of Merit for her years of work in all scouting programs, as well as the Ozark District Committee.

This year’s awards dinner is occurring during the 100th anniversary of the Westark Area Council. The council, made up of 17 northwest Arkansas counties, serves over 5,000 youth with Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring programs.

Saturday’s awards event is open to the public. Online ticket purchasing ended earlier this week. However, tickets may be purchased at the door. Tickets are $15 per individual.

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